The Special Task Force on Crime (STFC) is an independent consultative group that is constituted by the Leader of the Opposition to make available its best advice on how the pressing matter of crime may be best handled.
The STFC is tasked with responsibility for the development of an Action Plan (Road Map) for the critical short-term actions that will start the turnaround of the crime problem.
Recognizing that much work has previously been done on the problem, the STFC will take all past reports and the most relevant academic literature into consideration.
At a minimum, the Action Plan will speak to the following:
Actionable strategic activities to deal with crime at the root cause and symptomatic levels.
The streamlining of the criminal justice system to ensure a more speedy and effective delivery of justice and the reduction of the incidence of the violation of citizens’ rights.
The structural changes to the security establishment that are necessary for effective implementation.
Key performance measures and targets.
The financial requirements and implications of the Action Plan.
The STFC will adopt measures with respect to the development of the Action Plan to ensure that national consensus and bi-partisanship are achieved.